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bill cosby. they have said they were not going to do it. also netflix dropped a show over thanksgiving day that they had planned with him. also reruns have been taken off the air. i'm don lemon, thank you for joining us. "ac360" starts right now. hey, good evening, thank you for joining us. there is breaking news tonight on many fronts. and breaking news in the story that already stretches the imagination has taken seven lives so far. as many as six feet of snow have already fallen in and around buffalo, new york, and more than two feet are on the way. hard to believe when you see it. our reporter took a drone and sent it up over his street of west seneca over buffalo right now. this is what it looks like with more snow coming down. as you see there is a block after block of cars and street signs barely poking out. and in plenty of neighborhoods a
lot of houses with people trapped inside. families are still trapped as we speak. we'll talk to one woman in a moment who may be trapped with nine others and a -- a woman with a few dogs, as well. and then, a bus was stopped, a baby was born at a fire house. her dad joins us tonight. as we said, several people died in this storm. and again, there is more snow coming, much, much more. we'll get the details from chad myers and bring you the remarkable stories of people caught in this in a lot of different ways. martin savidge is outside in it right now. martin you have had a reprieve most of the day. how is it right now? >> reporter: it is starting to turn again right now. anderson, yeah, the winds are picking up. that is always the concern with lake-effect snow. it is starting to blow again, and the machines, what you see behind here this is the south
buffalo area. they have been struggling all day long. they have made progress primarily on the main thoroughfares. but as you pointed out the drone we saw in the south buffalo suburbs, the side streets and homes. it has changed the landscape. and it is so deep of course now it is above the car. when the plows started to go in the neighborhoods they began to realize they don't even know where the streets necessarily are or the abutomobiles are. they had to back out and bring the earth-moving equipment. they went through the process of digging out. think of it like a mud slide. in the case, a snow slide. heavy snow lifted and put in trucks and hauled literally out of the community. there is no room for it here, anderson. >> that looks like just a wall of snow behind you. what is it covering? >> well, you know, this is part of an intersection here. it is on the corner and of course part of it is because of the fact they have been dumping snow or at least trying to clear it initially. they soon realized there is no
more room here. so these will be hazards that exist for sometime. it is a problem for traffic and emergency crews. but again, this is a main thoroughfare, a fire station. people's roads in front of their homes and driveways, they can't get out. they struggled and used everything they had. they realized there was just no point. most cars just trapped where they were. >> and i know you were in some of the hardest hit neighborhoods, what did you see? >> reporter: well, i mean, the good thing is people are really helping one another. we saw a lot of that. they're out there digging, gangs of people are going around with shovels on the shoulders, sort of responding to help out whenever somebody needs something. but the truth is, it is just a massive amount of snow. you can't really wrap your head around it. more on the way. it will take a thaw more than a shovel to get you out of this one. >> martin savidge, of all the images so far, few compare to
the one that christie has after she was confronted, right after she and her husband and seven kids heard a giant roaring sound inside their house. take a picture, a wall of snow broke through one of their doors, essentially trapping everybody inside. christie joins us to tell her story. christie, thank you for joining us. how are you and your family doing? >> we're good, we're buried in the house but we're doing okay. we're safe. >> now you say you're buried in the house. you're still trapped inside, you can't get out at all? >> no, we had about five feet. almost five feet right now surrounding our house, it is snowing right now. >> did you know it would get this bad? >> we had no clue. this is the first time this has ever gotten this bad. >> and i'm showing a picture now of your door that caved in. how did it happen? was it just pressure from the snow? >> it was absolutely the pressure from the snow.
some of it also came down from the roof and when it did it blew the doors right in -- across my living room. >> where were you when the door blew in? >> thankfully we were in another part of our house in the living room. >> when you first saw this, what did you think? >> actually when we came down we thought it would be the roof on the floor. when we saw the door, we thought oh, great, get the shovel out. >> i know you have a temporary fix for the door. is that the door behind you? >> that is the door behind me with a very hopefully -- a fix that will keep it shut. >> is that a treadmill? >> it is a treadmill. we actually placed the doors in the door jamb, because that is actually broken as well. there is a six foot table holding it as well as the treadmill. >> a lot of people use their
treadmill to hang laundry on. i don't know if anybody has a treadmill at home but that is the first time i saw it used to prop up a door, does it work? >> it is coming in handy. we just hope it lasts until we get help here. >> have the rescue crews been able to get to your house or neighborhood at all? >> last night around 11:00, a district that is actually 20 minutes away from us, they actually came in and checked on us. and when they checked on us we had already had this up. so they actually went across the street and checked on the neighbor. >> so basically, you just have to kind of wait it out. wait until the snow is either moved or melts, is that what you're being told? >> well, we're told it would take three or four more days to even get to the snow to remove it. right now we can't even go out and snow blow because there is nowhere literally to put the snow. >> we heard the dog barking
before, had the dog been able to go out and do its business? >> we actually had a maybe 3 x 4 area outside our window where they can actually go out there. >> okay. and i understand -- i mean, with all of this going on, i understand today is your wedding anniversary but you didn't even realize it? >> no, we lost track of the date being stuck in. but it is my anniversary. >> this is probably not how you wanted to spend your wedding anniversary? >> no, not exactly. but we're safe. and that is all that matters. >> safe and together. whether you want to be right now or not. but you're together. thank you, chrissy. i hope you get out soon. >> thank you, you too, i hope you are safe where you are as well. >> great spirit there. bears repeating, clouompletely the charts, this storm has been. let's take a look at where it has been and where it is headed. let's talk to chad myers in
atlanta. buffalo, so what is the situation there? >> more snow on the way. without a doubt, 20 to 30 more inches on top of maybe that lady's home right there. >> 20 to 30 more? >> absolutely, before it finally stops. now it could be a little farther to the south where there is only 44 inches, but if it is on top of where she is she said 5.5 feet. six inches, that is what you need, that is how much snow is in cheektowaga right now. you melt it down, about five inches of water. that weighs 25 pounds, somewhere around that. so if you have a thousand-foot driveway, you have 20,000 pounds of snow to move just to get your driveway clear. 12.5 tons of snow just to get out. that is what it is like. buffalo was almost in the clear the entire day. here is buffalo, west seneca,
blazedel, that is where the snow came down, it was a warm lake, a cold wind, and the cold wind brought the snow on shore into buffalo and is the niagra area here. the light snow, tomorrow, this lake wind event just like we had had the other day blows right along the lake and right back into buffalo and that is where the snow will come from. now, it is not going to be a 24-hour event. it will be a ten-hour event. so there will not be as much snow, tomorrow night it is all gone. you think you have yourself out of your house. another 2.5 feet comes down -- >> and also there could be rain, that will be terrible. >> that will be a terrible thing. if it rains and probably it will on the weekend all of that snow is not going to melt. that snow will hold the rain in and the snow on top will get heavier and heavier and heavier.
and like she said she thought the roof collapsed. many are in trouble with all that snow. the wet snow, that is where it gets very, very tricky. >> chad myers, set your dvr, make sure you set it so you can watch "ac360." all right, coming up, the mayor of buffalo and the newest resident, she was born in a fire house which doesn't happen all the time but it is the circumstances surrounding it and the family's incredible good fortune. it will blow you away, this story, all the people they were able to help with the delivery. they managed to find just -- just incredibly in the middle of this storm you will hear from her dad when "ac360" continuingcontinuinss. continuingcontinuinses. dad: of course. kid: how much? dad: i don't know exactly. kid: what if you're not happy? does he have to pay you back? dad: nope. kid: why not?
even though some people are digging out as much as six feet of snow, a new wave of lake-effect snow is just now beginning in upstate new york. when it is over there could be another two to three feet as chad myers has told us. again, seven people have died during a pile-up, after the snow hit in just 48 hours. joining us by phone is buffalo's mayor, byron brown, mayor, how is the cleanup effort going?
>> it is going well. as you indicated a lot of snow in buffalo. but pretty much it has been a tale of two cities in buffalo. south buffalo, which is about a quarter of the city, has been hit with over five feet of snow. in the three quarters of the rest of the city we're looking at snow between one and six inches. so it has been amazing such heavy snowfall in one area of our city, and not heavy in the other. >> are there still a lot of people stranded to your knowledge? >> fortunately, now there are not a lot of people stranded. there were at one time people that were stranded that took refuge in fire houses. in police stations. but now at this point we don't have many people stranded at all. >> are you still advising people to stay indoors? >> we do have a travel ban in
effect in south buffalo. that area of the city only. and we have a limited state of emergency in south buffalo. >> and in terms of traveling, interstate 90, which runs from rochester, to the new york/pennsylvania state line does that remain closed? >> interstate 90 is closed. a lot of the major roads that lead in and out of the city of buffalo are closed. we have imposed the travel ban because people are coming from other areas of the community going into the south buffalo area. and finding themselves getting stuck. which is compromising our snow removal effort. at this point there is so much snow it is very hard to plow. so we're not plowing it. we're actually hauling it out. lifting it with high lifts, putting it in hay loaders and actually removing it from south buffalo. at this point, probably over 300
truck loads of snow have been removed. and over 6500 tons of snow have been removed. >> is that just because there is no place to shovel it to? you just have to cart it out? >> no place to shovel. so much snow has fallen in such a short period of time that there is absolutely no place to put it in that one isolated area of the city of buffalo, south buffalo, which is about a quarter of the city. the city is 42 square miles. the area that we're talking about is about ten square miles. >> and then more snow expected. how bad will that hurt things? >> more snow expected. it is a concern. it will be a complication. now we have over 90 pieces of equipment on the roads in the city of buffalo. governor andrew cuomo has come
in with assistance, trucks, snow plows. other vehicles to assist in the snow-fighting effort. and that has been very helpful to us. >> well, mayor brown, i wish you all the best. i know you have a lot of work ahead of you. thank you for joining us so much. >> thank you, anderson. as the mayor mentioned getting in and out in parts of the area remain tough and there are travel bans at least in some areas. however, there is a new arrival in the storm. i want you to meet this beautiful girl, lucy grace. and her mother and father will have a birthday story to tell their daughter for years to come. so jared, first of all, congratulations on your new arrival. it is amazing, your wife, bethany, went into labor during the snowstorm. so walk us through what happened. you were helping firefighters nearby. >> yeah, thank you. it was kind of incredible.
god really put the people who needed to be in the right spot for us at the right time. you know, i hiked through the snow to get my son to safety with my parents. on the way back, ran into a fire lieutenant. and we -- he was helping a woman. so we -- you know, we came together with the woman, she overheard my conversation with the lieutenant, which was my wife was in labor. i'm a nurse and labor and delivery nurse. and the lieutenant said, you know, you're coming with us. >> wait, wait, the stranded driver who the lieutenant was helping out when you got there, that stranded driver was a labor and delivery nurse? >> yeah. >> that is amazing, i mean, what are the odds of that? >> it is not odd, it is god. you know, she delivered our baby. she was an angel to us. you know, there was another angel in the night later,
another stranded nurse. she came to the fire hall where we basically couldn't make it to the hospital. we were at the fire hall for basically the duration of the night. and another nurse who was stranded came to the fire hall and she was a maternity nurse whose specialty was caring for the babies after they were born. >> that is amazing. >> we are so amazed, by god's grace. >> and your daughter, lucy grace, who is so beautiful. she certainly knew how to make an entrance. i understand her name has special significance. can you tell us? >> yeah, it is kind of neat. we had this name picked out you know from the get-go. it was kind of our girl name. our first child was a boy. and lucy means light or illumination. and you know, grace is pretty self explanatory. but she came in like the storm. it is just a special light of
god's grace. and how he cared for us really on the day of her coming into the world. it is really incredible. we had the name picked out like nine months ago, so -- god had a plan and this was not an accident. so -- >> and the pictures are just so amazing. she is so beautiful. and tiny and -- she looks so peaceful. how is lucy grace, how is your wife doing? >> really good, i'm actually staring at my wife right now. she is breast feeding lucy. and my wife and lucy are both doing good. we have just really seen such an outpouring of love and support, like the nurses and staff here at mercy hospital are so wonderful to us. and i mean, yeah, the firefighters of buffalo in getting us to the hospital -- i mean, it is incredible. they don't call buffalo the city of good neighbors for -- it's
for a good reason. >> yeah, well, buffalo is a terrific city. these firefighters are just extraordinary. we're showing a picture of the labor and delivery nurse, the woman who was stranded in the vehicle. she is the woman in between in the blue in that picture. jared, thank you so much. congratulations, please give my best to your wife and just thank you for talking to us. >> thank you, i will. >> amazing, amazing story. just ahead we have breaking news, more fallout tonight for big cosby. a new sitcom project is being dropped and new reruns are being dropped that are being shown. after another woman accuses him. the attorney is fighting back, we'll talk to an attorney who said he believed a woman years ago who made accusations against bill cosby but tries to explain tonight why he didn't attempt to file charges against caucu. file charges against cauc. file charges against cau. cosby. something safer...
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we're for net neutrality protection. now, here's some news you may find even more surprising. we're comcast. the only isp legally bound by full net neutrality rules. another breaking story tonight. nbc has decided to drop a sitcom project involving bill cosby, and the reruns have been taken off the air. cnn has reached out to tv land
for comment. we're waiting to hear back. the fallout comes after famous super model janice dickinson accused cosby of assault. she said he raped her in 1982 after giving her wine and a pill. >> the last thing i remember was bill cosby -- in a patchwork robe. dropping his robe and getting on top of me. and i remember a lot of pain. >> today, cosby's attorney fired back in a statement saying janice dickinson's story accusing cosby of rape is a lie. there is a contradiction on what she is claiming now and what she wrote in her book and what she told the media in 2002. more than a dozen women have accused bill cosby of assault. and we want to be clear that mr. cosby has never been charged in connection with the allegations. andrea went to the police a
decade ago, she was 31 at the time. and settled with a lawsuit. the former prosecutor decided not to charge him in that case, even though he believes her story. he joins me with former federal prosecutor, sunny hostin. the alleged victim, did you believe her story? >> yes, i believed what she told us was true and that she believed it was true. the problem of course, her recollection was foggy. and imprecise, which made me wish for forensic evidence to try to back it up. >> but you believed that something untoward had happened. she said she had been drugged and been given some pills. you believed that? >> well, she said she had been given some pills. we concluded that yes, she had been drugged. and i did believe that. there was nothing about her that
led me to think that she was a lunatic or anything like that. she seemed to me to be telling the truth. >> so why then did you ultimately decide not to prosecute the case? i know a significant amount of time had gone by? >> well, just because she was able to tell us things i thought were true doesn't mean that she had the full recollection of what happened. under our theory that she had been drugged and maybe given alcohol so that she wouldn't remember, couldn't fight back and couldn't resist, that same theory worked against us because what she was able to tell us in and of itself was not enough to be able to go forward. she told us that she had been there voluntarily. that she had been given i think wine and some pills. but she had asked for medication because she was not feeling well. and she fell asleep, woke up
disshelfled and had a recollection of what had been going on. that was not enough to win the case. what we needed was some type of forensics to back up our theory. and the delay in a year in reporting it really made it very, very difficult on a number of levelings. >> sunny, you're a former sex crimes prosecutor. how difficult is it to prove a case like this, prove an allegation like this unless there is forensic evidence given the amount of time that has gone by? >> well, it is near impossible. it is very, very difficult. i completely agree with what he just said. the bottom line these cases are rarely reported. and if they are reported, reported quickly, you can buttress a witness' testimony with a sort of forensic examination. if you don't have that, what you have is one person's word against another person's word. and remember the victim has been drugged. so her memory will be convoluted and have a lot of holes in it.
so that type of case is very difficult to prove. and i am going to say this, i am sure my fellow colleague will agree. it is unfortunately not what happened, but what you can prove. so when he says i believed her, many times i believe a crime has been committed but my duty is whether or not i can prove it. and in this case it seems like it couldn't be proven. >> sunny, you and i talked about this before, the fact now there are so many women making similar claims against bill cosby, to what extent can this be prosecuted? >> unfortunately, my hearing is that the statute of cases has been run. but in terms of the court of public opinion, anderson, i think it is really important to note there are 13 women, perhaps 14 women at this point coming forward saying basically the
same thing, drugged and raped. drugged and raped, almost like a motive, like an m.o. yet they don't know each other. they have nothing to gain. and i think that that lends credibility to their allegations. i am just so sick and tired of reading on twitter of getting e-mails from people that are saying they have a lot to gain. they're going to get fame from it. i can tell you from working with victims of crime they don't want that kind of fame or notoriety. they want the story to come forward. i think what will be interesting is when bill cosby comes forward to rebut the chorus of voices, i want to hear from him, not from his lawyer or pr staff. i want to hear from bill cosby. i understand mr. castro did hear
from mr. castro. >> were you able to talk to him? what was your perception? >> yes, we did talk to him. and the point that was just raised is an excellent one. the public shaming here i think is going a long way. and also at least in my case, the victim did have a civil recourse. i thought that he was very measured in what he said. and my gut from -- from 25, 30 years of doing this business was that she was telling the truth and he was being evasive and lying. so this was a classic example of what drives prosecutors to -- to wake up at night, which is i thought he was guilty. i didn't have enough evidence to prove it. and i was worried that he would go out and do it again, so i wanted to make sure that whatever investigation we did would be useful in the civil case so at least he would be banged in the civil arena and
maybe that would teach him his lesson. >> how frustrating has this been for you, mr. castro, all of these years, and now to hear all of these allegations? do you feel a lot of regret about not being in a position back then to have prosecuted? >> well, i'm very disappointed that we didn't have the evidence back then to prosecute him. and i'm upset that potentially other women were victimized. but i mean, you put your hand on the bible and you say that you're going to enforce the laws of the commonwealth to the best of the ability that requires you to follow the rules. that doesn't mean you have to like it. >> mr. castro, i appreciate you being on. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> we have more breaking news coming up. we're learning a grand jury could decide by friday on whether to indict officer darren wi wilson for the shooting of michael brown. the decision could be kept secret for several days. we'll talk it over with our legal experts, mark geragos and
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ferguson, missouri. but what they could decide could be kept secret for 48 hours, this would give police time to prepare for any potential demonstrations. and under that scenario the decision would not be announced until sometime on sunday. joining me now, federal prosecutor sunny hostin. so mark, the grand jury has not been sequestered. so it is possible they're aware that a lack of indictment could incite protests. how do they ensure they don't take that into the process. >> i don't know that they care about that ultimately. one of the things that unfolded in this is that you noticed or at least it has been reported that the grand jurors may have requested michael baden to come in and testify, who is a defense witness. and it is possible that you, unlike what you normally see where the grand jury is a rubber stamp for the prosecution, this may be a grand jury that has
decided to really take matters into their own hands and do what grand juries were originally several hundred years ago decided or implemented for, which was to really drive the investigation to not be the handmaiden of the prosecutor. >> sunny, if a decision does come friday, and authorities want to hold it for 48 hours in order to get police and stuff aware and mobilized, in case there any type of trouble or reaction to it afterward, how likely will that decision remain secret for 48 hours given the leaks and stuff that we've seen. who actually would know about the decision? >> well, certainly the grand jurors would know about it. and law enforcement would know about it. and given the number of leaks, many of them seemingly coming from law enforcement, i can't imagine it. >> so a grand jury would tell the judge already here is our decision and the judge would tell others in law enforcement -- >> that is the crazy thing. there is not a judge in the grand jury.
just the prosecutor. but the prosecutor would know whether or not there would be an indictment or no indictment. no true bill. i just can't imagine given the scope of the leaks. i mean, we've heard so many things that in a grand jury process you're not supposed to hear. let's remember, mark, i think you will finally agree with me on this. grand jury procedures are supposed to be secret. so while the witnesses in front of the grand jury -- they're allowed to say certain things, but law enforcement -- >> let's agree on this. let's agree on this. they can try to keep it secret for 48 hours, it won't stay secret for 48 seconds. >> i would agree with you on that. >> because just too many people will know about it. >> there are too many people, the jurors will disclose it immediately, whether anybody wants to believe it or not. law enforcement, as sunny said, is traditionally the ones that leak like a siv. there is no way they will be
able to hold it in -- >> and the prosecutor wouldn't hold the information from law enforcement, the prosecutor wouldn't say well, you all -- we're going to announce this decision sunday morning at this time. you need to mobilize but i'm not going to tell you one way or the other what the decision is at this point. >> well, they have already telegraphed that they will mobilize. so the prosecutor can do whatever he wants to do. but understand something, normally the grand jury will do whatever the prosecutor wants him to do. this may be a rogue -- one of the rare cases where you have a rogue grand jury that will do what they want to do. and be a throwback to what a grand jury was supposed to be. >> sunny, if there is a decision not to indict for the brown family is that it? or is there the federal investigation? >> yes, there is the federal investigation still pending. i said this from the beginning. yes, a grand jury can come back with no true bill and indict. but a prosecutor can still charge a case that has not been
indicted. we don't think it would happen but it could always happen. if a special prosecutor is brought forth and that prosecutor may be able to charge. and if you want to bring in new information from a grand juror, you could do that. really it is the prosecutor that would charge. so if there is no indictment here it is probably the end of the road statewise for this family. it doesn't necessarily have to be. >> all right, thank you, sunny, and jocoming up, tomorrow, president obama says he will outline his plan to fix the immigration system without congress. the republicans are vowing to stop the action. we'll have the details on that. and stay awake during the day. this is called non-24, a circadian rhythm disorder that affects up to 70 percent of people who are totally blind. talk to your doctor about your symptoms and learn more by calling 844-824-2424.
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. tomorrow night, president obama will outline his plan for executive action on immigration in a prime time television address. he queued up the video on his facebook page today. >> so what i will lay out are the things i can do as my lawful right as president to make the situation better even as i try to work with congress and get a comprehensive bill that can solve the entire problem. >> and republicans fired back immediately. the judiciary chairman said in a
letter, we strongly under you to respect the constitution and ban any unconstitutional unilateral executive actions. president obama ignores their plea. and sources familiar with mr. obama with his plan say it includes deferring deportation for the parents of u.s. citizens, a move that would affect up to 3.5 million people. the chief congressional correspondent dana bash has more on the latest. so dana, what are the latest details on what the president will announce tomorrow night? >> reporter: well, first of all that it could affect about five million undocumented immigrants. and the gist is, to people who came here and who -- legally. and have children who are legal, to stay here without being deported. without the fear of being deported. and then also the dreamers, the kids who came here through no fault of their own with their parents, they already can stay. but that would extend that.
they're also saying that the the white house that this would allow the border patrol agents and others to focus more on criminals and to be more aggressive on getting those who -- republicans argue are a real menace to society, not necessarily those who want to do good. >> and the critics are obviously pointing out in times past the president said he couldn't or shouldn't take executive action on this. and i want to play just a couple of those moments for our viewers. >> with respect to the notion that i can just suspend deportations through executive order, that is just not the case. >> i can't do it by myself. we're going to have to change the laws in congress. >> the notion that somehow by myself i can go ahead and do these things is just not true. what i have said is there is a path to get this done and that is through congress. >> i'm the president of the united states. i'm not the emperor of the united states. my job is to execute the laws that are passed. >> and when he said he couldn't
do it in the past he is now saying he can and should and will do it. what is the white house thinking on this? >> first of all, we should remind people he is not just the president, he is a constitutional professor and a lawyer. so he speaks with academic knowledge. what democrats are saying. and the candid ones who i talk with, is that he did believe that and he did prefer to go through congress. when that was clear it was not going to happen and he had a lot of meetings and a lot of pressure from immigration groups that he told his lawyers in the white house and around the various agencies, get me to yes. figure out a way that i can get around the constitutional problems, and then that is what they landed at, with this executive order. the other thing the democrats say, this is why the order will not include parents of dreamers. parents who came here who are still undocumented immigrants.
because that they felt is with -- not within the bounds of his executive order. so those are the kinds of things they are arguing, it is not easy to have statements like that as president. >> dana, thank you. we'll of course have coverage as the president addresses the nation. we'll bring it to you live in a special edition of "ac360" at 8 p.m. eastern, coming up, information on the snowstorm. we'll hear from three members of a local basketball team who spent more than 24 hours stuck on a bus as the snow just kept on rising.
update on the breaking news, the punishing snow just arriving in the buffalo area, as many as two to three additional feet of it forecast. seven lives lost so far now that we know about. big stretch of the new york thoroughfare remains closed. hard to believe that somewhere underneath all the snow is one of the area's busiest interstate highways. beginning monday night, the snow scene was carrying a bus home from a game in pittsburgh.
they were stuck until around 4:00 a.m. sylvia maxwell, and sylvia, you were traveling from pittsburgh. your bus got stranded. walk us through what happened. >> so we left at 10:00 and got stranded around 2 p.m. i was asleep at the moment. when i woke up, everyone was like oh, we're not moving, it is the snow, it was an accident and we're just stuck. so i'm like okay, i'm just going to go back to sleep. we're in western new york we have snow all the time. so this is not a big deal. so i go to sleep, i wake up in a couple of hours. we're still sitting there. i'm okay like, we're not moving. we're sitting there, trying to be positive. singing songs, playing games, we notice a few more hours going by, we're like okay, we're really not going anywhere. we ended up staying the night on the bus and that is when we woke
up and realized we were really stranded there. >> and megan were people panicking at all? >> no, we stayed really calm. i know that we were -- a lot of people were in a lot more danger than us. so our coaches kept us really calm and positive and we just tried to stay together. >> kelly, did you have enough food and water. i understand you were filling up water bottles with food and you drank them when the snow melted. >> we had supplies we brought on our trip. we started to run out. we filled up the water bottles with snow to use them for water. wes put together our food to share equally without -- throughout everybody on the bus. there were also rescue workers who made their way to us and delivered waters, pop and juice and granola bars to us. we were very grateful for it. it also helped us. >> how long, kelly, were you actually stuck there?
>> so we were stuck on the -- on the highway for about 2:00 a.m. and we were rescued by the rescue workers at about 3:00 a.m. on wednesday morning. >> so 25 hours? >> yeah. >> wow. i mean, this is kind of an indelicate question, but there was a bathroom on the bus, right? >> yes. our bus -- we had had heat and electricity and there was also a bathroom in the back. >> all right, that is good. sylvia, one of your team members tweeted out a photo showing the team in prayer. i understand you guys prayed every hour? >> yes, just about every hour on the hour. and just prayed for those who could not get rescued and were less fortunate than we were. and just praying for help. >> that is awesome you were thinking in a time like this of other people and people were even less fortunate. and megan, walk us through exactly how this all came to an end. how did you get rescued? >> well, i think it was around
4:00 a.m., 3:00 a.m. on wednesday morning. and the rescue workers came. we were in little groups and we have to ride in the little snowmobiles. i don't know the word, really, but we were in the back of the snowmobile with guys driving us on the highway. it was pretty cool. we were covered in snow. and that took us all the way to the toll booth where we rode the same sl same s.w.a.t. truck, and a public bus took us back. >> do you ever want to get on another bus again? kelly i understand you have a game in a few days in buffalo. it is like a 30-minute bus ride away. >> yes, sir, a little hesitant. especially it is in buffalo. i know it is on the opposite side of buffalo. so hopefully we wouldn't have to deal with anymore of the snow. >> well, bring a lot of granola bars and stuff. well, listen, i'm glad you guys
were altogether and had had each other. and stayed strong throughout all of it. so thank you. >> thank you. >> that is it, thank you for joining us. somebody has got to do it starts now. disaster city. college station, texas. where first responders run headlong into danger to train for almost anything they might face out in the world. i'm going to join them and see what it's like to look fire in the eyes. or at least that was the plan, until i suffered a freak ankle injury. which i then had to explain to tmz at the airport. >> what happened to the foot here? >> rip cord didn't open in time. >> rip cord? >> i was parachuting. i was in the gulf of mexico.